About Resumania

"Resumania" is a term coined by Robert Half, founder of the specialized staffing firm Robert Half International, to describe errors made by job seekers on resumes, applications and cover letters. He first published Resumania in his company newsletter back in 1966 and encouraged readers to submit items that they came across. Soon, he began receiving a steady flow from colleagues throughout the United States. Its popularity grew, and the never-ending supply of Resumania continues today! These examples have come our way from clients and businesses worldwide over the years. Although the bloopers are a lot of fun, the purpose of Resumania is not to disparage the individuals who made them, but to emphasize the importance of professionalism in resume preparation. That includes avoiding: personal information, attempts at humor, misusing or omitting words, extraneous or inappropriate information and awkward phrasing. It pays to carefully proofread all resumes and cover letters before submitting them to potential employers - just one typo may knock you out of the running for a job!